It’s that time of year–Prom is just around the corner and high school-aged girls all over the area are beginning to search for the perfect Prom dress. Salem High School wants to help make that process as easy as possible.
Salem High School principal John Hall “wanted to give girls [access to] affordable Prom dresses,” says SHS PTA president Laura Hart. Hall and Hart, along with the Salem High School After Prom committee, headed up by Judy Fisher, wanted to make sure none of their students have to miss attending Prom because she can’t afford a dress.
This year, for the first time, the school will host a Prom dress consignment sale on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school. Dresses for the sale may be dropped off at the school on Thursday, Jan. 24, and Friday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The event coordinators are looking for gently used formal wear items that you’d like to sell or donate. Acting partly a fundraiser, there is just a $5 handling fee to put old Prom dresses and formal wear up for consignment; pay $2 and you can add in shoes or handbags, according to Hart. Sellers will keep the total profit from the final sale of their dresses and other items.
Pricing for the dresses will be determined with help from the folks at the newfangled bride, located at 107 W. Main St. in Salem.
For more information, please see the following flyer, courtesy of Laura Hart.